The automobile industry is experiencing a strong trend towards electromobility. The figures and deadlines given vary, but as of 2025, the industry expects a considerable increase in the number of electric vehicles registered.
The market penetration of electric cars will also cause a considerable increase in the use of light metal castings. These reduce the weight of the vehicle, thus increasing the distances which can be achieved. For this reason, the imminent structural change is a growth opportunity for the aluminium casting industry. What approach is pursued by the plant manufacturers? To stay competitive, one has to keep the costs per casting down.
And not only the automotive manufacturers are experiencing a structural change at present – its suppliers are too. The subject of electromobility is becoming more and more relevant all the time. It is considered as certain that the industry for electric cars will experience an enormous upswing by 2025 at the latest.
This development means new opportunities for the light metal casting industry: to ensure longer distance ranges and offer more reasonably priced batteries for electric vehicles, you have to have less weight – and consequently lightweight components.
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